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The John Newbery Award is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022! Commonly referred to as "The Newbery", the literary award is given each year by the American Library Association… continue reading Award-Winning Black Authors and The Newbery’s 100th Anniversary

By written by Jeff B.    February 28, 2022   

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to recommend some pictures books published in 2021 that were written and/or illustrated by Black creators. In the following list,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

By written by Monica C.    February 15, 2022   

Black History Month is a time to illuminate the past, to remember past trials and tribulations, and to celebrate the contributions of Black people in this country. The theme of this… continue reading Celebrate Health and Wellness this Black History Month Throughout Philadelphia

By written by Emily S.    February 7, 2022   

Updated Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Sherry L. Howard is a Philadelphia-based art collector and researcher who primarily focuses on local African American art and artists. She writes about her… continue reading African American Art Collecting and Research with Philadelphia Author Sherry Howard

By written by Alina J.    November 3, 2021   

What happens when you bring together five book-loving kids with the author of the book they just read? We found out on December 16, 2020, when five young readers met virtually with Philadelphia… continue reading Philly Tweens Interview Middle Grade Author Christine Kendall

By written by Jane E.    March 26, 2021   

To commemorate and celebrate the scope of Black History Month, you can jump into our Author Events podcast archive , which dates back almost 25 years! There you’ll find an astonishing wealth… continue reading Black Authors and Voices: Podcasts from the Author Events Archive

By written by Author Events    February 22, 2021    1

Looking for YA titles that celebrate Black lives? Dig into these recommended #OwnVoices reads! Whether you’re into short stories, fantastical worlds, hard-hitting realistic fiction, or… continue reading Recommended YA Reads for Black History Month

By written by Emily S.    February 22, 2021   

You have a story to tell. Now more than ever, in these uncertain times, people long to be heard, they are speaking up and speaking out. Author Jason Reynolds' award-recognized and… continue reading Look Both Ways and Tell Your Story

By written by Jeff B.    July 2, 2020   

"This athlete is only nineteen years old, but he is six feet, two inches high, and weighs 210 pounds," noted the March 1918 issue of The Crisis , the NAACP’s flagship publication.… continue reading Portraits of Heroes, Portraits of You: Black History Month at the Free Library

By written by Kalela W.    January 28, 2020   

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a strongly celebrated day in Philadelphia. People of all ages come together to support their communities and uplift the values of MLK’s civil rights leadership… continue reading MLK Day of Service | When the Youth Lead

By written by Gennifer R.    January 15, 2020